Sabby Sousa Describes Her Music As "R&B with A Bit of Dream Pop"
When and how did you first get into music?
"The first song I ever heard was 'Can’t Get You Out of My Head' by Kylie Minogue. I was five and that’s when I knew I wanted to be a popstar. Once I graduated high school, I knew it was time for me to start taking it seriously. I got linked up with my producers House of Wolf, and have been making music ever since."
Do you intend to pursue music as a full-time career?
"Yes! Music full-time 100%. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes that people don’t see and the truth is when you love what you do, it’s worth every second of hard work. If I wasn’t doing music I would definitely be somewhere in fashion. Fashion is definitely my second child."
What genre would you say your music falls under?
"I would consider my music pop mixed with r&b plus a little bit of a dream pop aspect. I love all music but I definitely feel like I’m inspired by a lot of indie pop."
Congrats on your first EP! What's next for you?
"Aw, thank you so much. I really do love that project. It’s so cohesive and such a great pinch of my personality. My latest single 'Lux Love' was meant to be apart of the EP but she ended up being a single because she was the first song I ever did. She has a special place in my heart and I thought what better way to end my first era than with what started it. My next era starts super soon and I’m really excited. It’s bubbly and pretty and very in the realm of 'Cloud Boy.' We’re starting with singles."
Who inspired your most popular song, "Cloud Boy?"
"'Cloud Boy' was inspired by a very good friend of mine. It really was about falling in love with him. Every sweet and sincere aspect of it."
What were your favorite songs to write, and why?
"My favorite songs to write had to be 'Sundae Thot' and 'Slip Me Sum.' Wow I really did that... I love telling a story, and I got to really be fantastical with those two. All the plays on words ... my mind."
What is your creative process from start to finish?
"Writing-wise, it really depends... A lot of my melodies come to me in the shower and in dreams. I keep everything in voice memos, notes, and my writer's Moleskine. Every song is case by case and had a different process. For example, I wrote "Cloud Boy" in the shower."
What is your hidden talent?
"My hidden talent is a can do a killer seagull call."
How would you describe yourself using three words?
"Three words to describe me would be passionate, loving and optimistic. I really do love hard and prefer to see the good in everyone and everything. It really bites back at me sometimes, but I genuinely feel like if I can spread the smallest ounce of positivity around, then hopefully it will spark change in someone else to do the same."
If you could have the answer to any question in the entire universe, what would it be?
"Why hasn't time travel been created yet?"
What's your favorite movie of all time?
"Devil Wears Prada."
What's your favorite TV/movie genre?
"I love comedy. My fave of all time is Scream Queens."
What's your favorite color?
Are you a morning or night person?
What's the number one thing on your bucket list?
"Tour around the world. I want to experience life and do what I love the most — sing."
What's your biggest pet peeve?
What would you consider your biggest strength and weakness?
"My biggest strength would be compassion. My weakness is definitely time management."
What's your favorite song at the moment?
"'Mickey' by LIZ."
What's your greatest fear?
"Sp*ders. See I can’t even spell it."
What's the strangest food you have eaten?
"Escargot (not worth it as I'm allergic to shellfish)."
What's your favorite cuisine?
This interview appears in the December 2019 issue of Queued Magazine. Check it out here.
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